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Courses Minor in computer science w/ a Physics major?

  1. Jun 24, 2017 #1
    I'm working on a physics major but have been thinking of doing a minor in cs or maybe stats? Would either of these be beneficial or would one be more useful than the other?
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  3. Jun 24, 2017 #2


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    Do you know what you want to do (or how these would help you)? Try talking to people in those departments, to see what the uses are.
  4. Jun 24, 2017 #3
    You can't go wrong with either, but make sure to get plenty of real programming experience regardless of your choice.

    Thing is that if you combine a degree in physics with a decent background in statistics and CS, you'll be perfect for data science/data analytics/applied AI, which are very in-demand in industry right now. There will also be opportunities in physics grad school too, in experimental physics/computational physics.
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